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  • Time Warner stock surges after rebuffed Fox offer

    Shares of Time Warner Inc. surged Wednesday after Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox said it had tried to buy the company in a deal valued at $80 billion. Time Warner's board rejected the overture, but the offer drove Time Warner stock up 16% to $82.53...
  • Google Touts Deals with CBS, Viacom for Google Play Storefront

    Google has inked pacts with CBS and Viacom to sell TV episodes through the Internet giant's Google Play online store, as it continues to ratchet up competition with Apple and Amazon.com. Nikesh Arora, Google's soon-to-be-departing chief business officer,...
  • CBS Chief: 'Thursday Night Football' Will Be Fall's Biggest New Hit

    Leslie Moonves has no doubt that CBS has the biggest new show of the fall with the launch of "Thursday Night Football" franchise. Moonves took part in a Television Critics Assn. press tour session on Thursday to tubthump the eight games coming to CBS'...
  • Time Warner Changes Bylaws to Guard Against Fox Acquisition

    Time Warner is strengthening its defenses in preparation for Rupert Murdoch's next play. The media company's board approved a measure Monday to temporarily prevent a fraction of shareholders, some 15%, from forcing a vote on 21st Century Fox's $85 per-...
  • Fox offer for Time Warner could bring out rival suitors

    Fox offer for Time Warner could bring out rival suitors
    Is there a white knight for Time Warner? Time Warner Inc. has made it clear that it does not want to sell itself to Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, rejecting the mogul's $80-billion offer. Still, analysts and industry insiders expect another bid from...
  • 'Pitch Perfect' Producers Enroll in College Digital Comedy 'Resident Advisors'

    Paramount Digital Entertainment announced comedy series "Resident Advisors," set in the sex-and-drugs world of college dorm life, exec produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman (producers of "Pitch Perfect"). Series will star Ryan Hansen ("Two...
  • TWC's Dodgers channel dispute a case for a la carte pricing

    TWC's Dodgers channel dispute a case for a la carte pricing
    Time Warner Cable was patting itself on the back this week after saying it was willing to have a federal arbitrator step in to resolve its long-running dispute with other pay-TV companies over the cost of the new Dodgers channel. "We prefer to reach...
  • TV Land Cancels Kirstie Alley Comedy

    Kirstie Alley's return to sitcom work was short-lived. TV Land has axed "Kirstie" after one season. "Kirstie" starred Alley as a Broadway star who reunites with the son she gave up for adoption years ago. The series reunited Alley with her former...
  • Jim Gaffigan Comedy Nabs Series Order from TV Land

    Jim Gaffigan's domestic comedy "The Gaffigan Show" has landed a series order at TV Land. The show, which has a 10-episode order for a 2015 premiere, revolves around Gaffigan's life as a standup comic and father who struggles with an insatiable appetite....
  • Comedy Central Launches Improv Sketch Show Based on Viewer Tweets

    Comedy Central is looping fans into a virtual nightclub with short-form digital series "CC: Social Scene," in which comics performs skits based on suggestions submitted via Twitter. The six-episode weekly series, hosted by comedian Paul Scheer and...
  • YouTube's Fine Bros. Launch 'React' Channel

    YouTube comedy duo The Fine Bros., who run one of the biggest channels on the video site, have debuted a new "React" channel that will run programming five days a week and incorporate talent from all of their shows. The channel, at YouTube.com/react,...